Amends the constitution to delete the requirement that registration for purposes of voting be completed at least ten days before election day and provides that laws be made to adequately safeguard against deception in the exercise of the right of suffrage.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2019-2020 Regular Sessions
January 10, 2019
Introduced by Sens. GIANARIS, BAILEY, BENJAMIN, BIAGGI, BRESLIN, BROOKS,
CARLUCCI, COMRIE, GAUGHRAN, GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN, JACKSON,
KAMINSKY, KAPLAN, KAVANAGH, KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LIU, MARTINEZ, MAY,
MAYER, METZGER, MONTGOMERY, MYRIE, PARKER, PERSAUD, RAMOS, RIVERA,
SALAZAR, SANDERS, SAVINO, SEPULVEDA, SERRANO, SKOUFIS, STAVISKY,
STEWART-COUSINS, THOMAS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Judiciary
CONCURRENT RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
proposing an amendment to section 5 of article 2 of the constitution, in
relation to the ten day advance registration requirement
1 Section 1. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That section 5 of arti-
2 cle 2 of the constitution be amended to read as follows:
3 § 5. Laws shall be made for ascertaining, by proper proofs, the citi-
4 zens who shall be entitled to the right of suffrage hereby established,
5 and for the registration of voters[; which registration shall be
6 completed at least ten days before each election]. Such registration
7 shall not be required for town and village elections except by express
8 provision of law.
9 § 2. Resolved (if the Assembly concur), That the foregoing amendment
10 be referred to the first regular legislative session convening after the
11 next succeeding general election of members of the assembly, and, in
12 conformity with section 1 of article 19 of the constitution, be
13 published for three months previous to the time of such election.
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.